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Scholars secure recognition of ‘exceptional value’ of two endangered languages

Priceless cultural heritage is lost when language communities are displaced by civil war and urban migration. However, research by SOAS linguists on two endangered languages in Senegal has brought international recognition of their value, together with work to preserve them.


23rd October 2015

NSS 2015 2 SOAS tops London institutions for teaching, according to students

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating of 89%.

12th August 2015

SOAS’ £1 million funded ‘crossroads’ research project finishes its first year

Professor Friederike Lüpke, a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, is currently engaged in a five year research project that is being supported by a Leverhulme Trust funding grant of almost £1 million.

7th January 2015

SOAS to host workshop in Bangkok on preserving indigenous languages

SOAS, University of London will host a workshop entitled ‘Documenting and preserving indigenous languages: principles, practices and tools’ in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-14 February 2015. The workshop has been organised in collaboration with Mahidol University, based in Bangkok, and is being funded by the British Council.

14th October 2014

SOAS students SOAS ranked in London top four and sixth in UK for academic reputation

SOAS is one of the top four universities in London, sixth in the UK for academic reputation and one of the most cosmopolitan universities in the world according to two recent league tables

26th September 2013

CiLT National Awards for Excellence in Language Learning
The LWW-CETL is supporting the CiLT National Awards for Excellence in Language Learning, which are new, national awards for language-learners from 14 to 19 years old.

8th December 2009

Mapping Provision and Matching Needs of Community Language Speakers in Higher Education

This event was organised by CETL and Scottish CiLT and brought together stakeholders from various sectors linked or involved with community languages for a day of keynote speakers.

18th July 2007

Language Space fair

Some of the latest projects of LWW-CETL were presented and discussed, giving teachers an opportunity to share work and see what was possible with the new facilities

22nd March 2007

Memorandum of Understanding

Professor Sachdev presented the LWW CETL to several groups at the University of Michigan, which resulted in a Memorandum of Understanding between the institutions being drawn up.

1st March 2007

Professor Paul Webley (Director of SOAS) and Professor Malcolm Grant (Provost and President of UCL) opening the LWW-CETL Language Space Language Space Opening

23rd January 2007


Previous projects were presented to over 110 teachers and a call for a new cycle of project bids was launched

1st April 2006

Subject Centre Special Interest Group for Universities Teaching Less Widely Used Lesser Taught Languages

LWW CETL hosted on 21st March, the first Subject Centre Special Interest Group for Universities teaching Less Widely Used Lesser Taught Languages

21st March 2006

Language Centre Fair

A selection of the 2005 CETL projects undertaken by the Language Centre were presented to over sixty Language teachers on the 21st November.

21st November 2005

CETL Launch

13th October 2005